Colonials Athletics Weekend Roundup - Nov. 2-4
Colonials' competition was in full swing over the weekend as several fall sports teams concluded their seasons, while others continued to fight for conference championship bids.
-GW defeated Drexel, 135-114, on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center Pool for its first dual meet victory of the season.
-The Colonials swept the top three spots in three separate events and claimed top honors in eight of 14 total events.
-Junior Caroline Myers claimed first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:33.26 and was followed by freshman Riley LeBlanc, who finished second in 10:41.08.
-The Colonials took home the top three spots in the 100-yard breaststroke, as freshman Lauren Steagall led the trio in a time of 1:07.89, followed by classmate Mara Debnekoff in 1:10.55 and junior Rachel Johnson in 1:10.90.
-GW dropped a close 136-124 decision to Drexel on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center Pool.
-Senior Luke Quimby led the Colonials with top finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay while placing third in the 100 free and fourth in the 200 free.
-Senior Stephen Nelson and junior Spencer Neff finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
-GW placed first, second and fourth in the 200 free with senior Niklas Glensek leading the way with a time of 1:43.44, followed closely by freshman Jordan Sharples in 1:43.91 and Quimby in fourth in 1:45.57.
Men's Water Polo
-GW finished its season by placing sixth at the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Southern Division Championship.
-The Colonials opened the tournament on Friday evening with a heartbreaking 12-13 loss with 1:16 remaining in the second sudden-death period against No. 17 Bucknell.
-GW enjoyed victories over Washington & Jefferson and Gannon on the second day of competition.
-Freshman Bogdan Petkovic led the Colonials to a 15-11 win over Washington & Jefferson with five goals, five steals and two field blocks.
-Junior Daniel Tyner paced GW's 18-11 victory over Gannon with four goals, while freshman goalkeeper Connor Dillon made 10 saves.
-The Colonials finished their weekend of play with another overtime loss, this time to third-seeded Johns Hopkins by a score of 16-15.
-Senior goalkeeper Cameron Illes posted 15 saves in the final game of his career, leaving him with a school-record 1,061 saves.
-GW's newest varsity sport earned an eighth-place finish out of 10 teams over the weekend at the SAISA/MAISA Regatta in Charleston, S.C.
-B Division duo of junior Erin McCormack and sophomore Alex Hitchcock posted eight top-five showings, highlighted by a first-place finish on Saturday en route to seventh place in their division.
-Juniors Evan Boliakis and Sarah McCormack placed eighth overall in the A Division and posted their weekend-best second-place effort on Saturday.
-The Colonials will finish up their first semester of varsity action next weekend at regattas in St. Mary's City, Md., and Newport News, Va.
-The Colonials concluded their 2012 season on Saturday evening with a 2-1 loss at No. 21 Charlotte.
-Senior Seth Rudolph scored GW's lone goal in the last game of his career, leaving him in seventh place on GW's all-time list with 29 goals. Rudolph also finishes his career with 63 total points, good for 11th all-time at GW.
-The A-10 rival 49ers scored the decisive goal with just 5:39 remaining in regulation.
Men's & Women's Squash
-Both GW squash squads took home dominant 9-0 victories over Georgetown in their season openers on Friday evening.
-On the women's side, freshmen Anna Gabriela Porras, Emily Levyn, Alexa Tzarnas and Sarah Allen all enjoyed straight-set victories in their collegiate debuts.
-For the men, seniors Islam El-Fiky and Omar Sobhy and freshmen James Reiss, Reid Breck and Browning Platt all won in straight sets.
-GW swept visiting Fordham, 3-0, Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center with set scores of 25-23, 25-17, 25-20.
-Senior Lauren Whyte led the charge with a match-high 17 kills, while the defense totaled 10.0 team blocks.
-The Colonials suffered a close 3-2 loss to A-10 rival Rhode Island on Sunday in the final home match of the season.
-Candace Silva-Martin recorded a career-high 36 digs to put her in sole possession of the Atlantic 10's all-time record with 2,105 digs.
-Whyte posted the 39th double-double of her career with 19 kills and 22 digs, while freshman Margarethe Skjelbred led all players with five blocks.
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